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Pineville Officer arrested, accused of shooting himself and making up ambush report

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Posted at 9:39 AM, Sep 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-23 11:16:18-04

A Pineville police officer has been arrested, accused of shooting himself and falsifying an ambush report.

According to KALB, the Pineville Police Department says the officer who was allegedly ambushed on Sunday night actually shot himself.

The officer, identified as John Goulart Jr., shot himself, concealed his weapon, and altered the facts of the incident according to officials.

Goulart Jr. has been charged with one count of criminal mischief and one count of malfeasance in office. He has been booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center and placed on administrative leave.

The Pineville Police Department said that on Sunday, Goulart Jr was shot while getting out of his police car at a shopping center at about 11:20 p.m.

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